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War Crime Victim’s Attorney
|Location :||Homebased, Podgorica, MONTENEGRO|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||15 February 2022 - 25 March 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||16 consultancy days|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The RWC Project aims to strengthen the rule of law, transitional justice processes, and reconciliation in the Western Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia) by contributing to the effective fight against impunity for war crimes and raising public awareness about the war time atrocities and individual accountability. This encompasses enhancement of support to victim and witnesses, both across borders and within the countries concerned, as specifically vulnerable groups of right holders, including support to improvement of the war crimes victims' representation in legal proceedings and harmonisation of processes for fulfilment of their reparation and other rights with highest international standards applicable to victims of violent crimes and, specifically, to victims of war crimes or other mass violations of human rights.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of this assignment is to provide legal counselling to and represent as an attorney a victim of war crime for the purpose of the victim’s participation in a war crime criminal proceeding in Montenegro dealing with the event (crime) that directly affected the victim, including, in particular, filing on behalf of the victim legal submissions and requests.
Acting as a war crime victim’s legal representative with the powers of attorney in Montenegro, the consultant will help a war crime victim obtain her/his rights and protect her/his interest in the case, in line with the Montenegrin legal framework and international legal standards, including the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and other international standards, including those related to victim of violent crimes, especially with regards to victim’s right to reparation.
The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the RWC project’s Chief Technical Advisor and Programme Manager. In her/his work as the victim’s attorney the consultant will act independently, in line with legislation, rules and regulations applicable to attorneys-at-law and victim’s representatives (proxies) in Montenegro
The assignment of providing legal counselling and legal representation to a war crimes victim in relation to a war crime proceeding in Montenegro shall include the following specific tasks that will be carried out in parallel, based on the dynamics of the case processing as required by the competent prosecution office and court in Montenegro:
Timing and reporting: The international consultant will be engaged in the period from 15 February - 25 March 2022. The consultant will be responsible to prepare the final report to the UNDP Programme Manager, and it should contain sufficient detail and information that would allow for the appraisal of the effectiveness to date of the assignment’s activities.
Time duration and travel: The Consultant will be engaged under Individual Contract (IC) in the period 15 February -c25 March 2022, in duration of 16 consultancy days. The consultant will work in Podgorica, no travel is envisaged.
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for selection:
Combined Scoring method will be used. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: (i) responsive, compliant, acceptable, and (ii) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only offerors obtaining a minimum 490 points for technical criteria will be considered for the financial evaluation. For more information on procurement methodology for Individual Contractors, please refer to Procurement Notice.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications by January 30, 2022 by using the Apply now button. The application should contain CV or P11 that can be downloaded at https://www.me.undp.org/content/montenegro/en/home/jobs.html. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file.
Only the short-listed applicants will be contacted and requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work envisaged in the section "Description of Responsibilities".